Man Killed Crossing I-75

A man is dead after walking into traffic and being hit by an SUV Thursday evening in Whitley County.

After an argument just after 8 P.M., 64-year old Tommy Heatwole of Jellico,Tennessee got out of a car at exit 15 and walked into traffic on I75.

Shortly after stepping into the roadway he was struck by a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Heatwole died at the scene.

The driver and passenger in the Trailblazer were not injured.

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  • by Doesn't matter Location: TN on Jan 23, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    Tommy done alot of bad things in his life but he done good things too. There were times he would do things for people that he didn't take credit for.I hope that before he died he made things right with God. And thats all that matters.
  • by Drexel Lay Location: Kenosha Wi. on Dec 17, 2008 at 08:52 PM
    Tommy was a good man and a good freind I met him over 30 years ago whenhe was a school bus driver for campbel county I use too help him clean his bus
  • by Becca Location: Florida on Dec 5, 2008 at 04:35 PM
    I am Tommy's daughter. I have read the postings from everyone. He was someones father, brother, uncle etc. No matter what he did. The Bible says judge not that, ye shalt not be judged. My Daddy did alot of things in his life that wasnt right, that he will have to answer for. He died a horrible death. He was a bad man, and a good man...He was human. Please be respectful, if not for him, at least for his family. He was fighting with my sister, and didnt want to go home to his wife, and got out of the car to walk back to the hotel where he had been staying for several days when he was hit by the trailblazer. No matter what he did in his past he was my Father, and he was loved for the good things he did in his life. Dont disrespect. My father had a wonderful heart, and did alot of good in his life.
  • by Sandy Location: Gerogia on Dec 4, 2008 at 09:01 PM
    R.I.P Tommy you was a good friend to me and I will miss you my thoughts and prayers are with your family,
  • by sandy Location: Ga. on Dec 4, 2008 at 04:51 PM
    I knew Tommy He was a good person,My Thoughts and prayers are with his famil
  • by vince Location: williamsburg on Dec 1, 2008 at 02:09 PM
    tommy happend to be my friend and u dont know what he was going through until you walk a mile in his not call him a moron.his funeral service is at llewellyn funeral home in jellico tn,from 6 till8 funeral at 8.00 tonight,ray landes is the pastor.
  • by James on Dec 1, 2008 at 09:59 AM
    It's against the law to walk across interstates, it's not a speed factor here it's a man who chose to walk across an interstate.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Nov 30, 2008 at 02:57 PM
    Yeah, Charles slower speed limits could help save a moron who is walking across the INTERSTATE. Seriously, are you really serious. It is not even legal to walk on the interstate. Quit posting stupid comments.
  • by Maxine Mitchell on Nov 30, 2008 at 11:54 AM
    This man was my sisters, son-in-laws, father.
  • by Mr Location: Obvious on Nov 29, 2008 at 11:08 AM
    Slower speed limit? Do you know for a fact that lower speed limits would have prevented the accident? People like you Mr. Thomas are whats wrong with this counrty. You have a knee jerk reaction to every situation.
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